Italy to extend lockdown at least until Easter

ROME: The Italian government has decided to extend the country’s lockdown until at least Easter which is 12th April due to the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed 11,591 lives so far in Italy.
The lockdown in Italy which was due to end on Friday will now continue until at least 12th April. Health Minister Roberto Speranza in this regard announced the extension till mid-April.  
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in this regard said that the nearly three-week shutdown had been very tough economically. According to him, the alarming situation will not last very long. “We can study ways of lifting restrictions but it will have to be done gradually,” he added. 
Italians have been under lockdown for three weeks to stay home unless for work, or emergencies. It has been the world’s hardest-hit country that the virus. Its total death tally has risen to 11,591 since the outbreak emerged in February.

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